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WALTON, Valentine (d. 1661?), regicide; of Great Straughton; married Oliver Cromwell's sister, 1619; M.P., Huntingtonshire, in the Long Parliament, 1640; raised a troop of horse for the service of parliament, 1642; taken prisoner at Edgehill, 1642; parliamentary colonel of foot, 1643; governor of Lynn, 1643; sat as a judge at Charles I's trial and signed the warrant, 1649; member of the parliamentary council of state; resumed his seat in parliament, 1659; commissioner of the navy; commissioner for the government of the army, October, 1659-February, 1660; secured Portsmouth for the parliament; commanded a regiment; excepted from the act of pardon, 1660; fled to Germany.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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